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NBA Lockout Talks To Resume On Saturday Between Players, Owners

Stop us if you've heard this one before. After a promising bit of news a week ago regarding the NBA lockout, talks broke off without a deal done. You have heard it before - the week before that week, when the same news came out and was subsequently distinguished. Now that the opening of the NBA season has been passed over, things are truly looking bleak, but there is a bit of good news, to an extent:

Courtesy of Ken Berg of CBS Sports:

Roger Mason emerges from @TheNBPA meeting and confirms talks with league resume Saturday.    

After talks broke off, and then word leaking that the players association was "fractured", this has got to be good news. Will it eventually lead to a deal getting done and some games being played by, say, December? It's far, far too early to tell at this point, but it's definitely a step in the right direction that the two sides are able to talk and that, of course, the players association is still functioning as an entity.